# How do you find the percent of increase or decrease original:400 new:552?

Nov 30, 2016

38% increase

#### Explanation:

Original : 400
Final : 552
Difference : 552 - 400 = 152

Since the number is increasing, there will be a % increase.

To find the percentage increase, we divide the difference by original and then multiply by 100.

% increase = $\frac{152}{400} \times 100$
= 152/4 %
= 38%